And so we embark on Game 3, with dramatic intro provided by Steve. He rhetorically asks, “How much more can [the Devils] sacrifice?” while MSG+ gives us a close-up of Zach’s pulpy, toothless mouth. Pookie: “How much more can they sacrifice than Zach’s two front teeth?” Schnookie: “Not much. That’s a pretty steep price to pay.”
In the Chico/Steve chit-chat opening segment, Chico tries to tell us that Vish-Dog’s return to the lineup could be good for the Devils, but pretty much talks himself out of it, concluding that Vish-Dog is probably just going to end up running around, giving up his defensive positioning, and taking stupid penalties. We’re so pumped for this game!
19:41 Sutter is throwing shit at the wall already to see what sticks – his opening forward line is Patty centering Zubrus and Clarkson. They promptly get called for icing.
19:05 Line 2 for Sutter is a reunited Poppers. They promptly give up a breakaway to Callahan. Marty’s ready for it.
18:07 Marty has to freeze the puck again as the Rangers are showing way more hustle than the Devils. Pookie, dripping sarcasm: “I’m shocked at how well the Devils have come out to play tonight.”